About this learning site


Dear readers,

Thank you for visiting Chinesetolearn.com! I have been building this site for my Chinese class students, and I think it will benefit you too. I hope you will find the info useful and use them to better your Chinese learning.

As you can see the highlights of this site is One Chinese sentence a day and Chinese songs (don’t forget to check out the Chinese song list). So, here you will find a lot of beautiful and classic songs and poems, daily Chinese sentences to refresh your Chinese language skill, as well as other useful information and tools to help you developing your Chinese reading, listen, writing and speaking abilities.

I also spent a lot of hours to plan and write free audio Mandarin Chinese lessons for you, and they are well structured, annotated and effective. Don’t forget to check out Basic Chinese (if you are just starting the Chinese learning) and Advanced Chinese lesson (if you have been learning Chinese for years). If you are very advanced on Chinese, I encourage you to learn Chinese poems. Poems are the essence of literature and highly concentrated, sentimental and beautiful. Please look for Chinese poem listening comprehension.

Chinese grammar can be a pain in the learning sometimes, so I tried to offer some grammar help with an easy and effective way. I had fun writing the posts about the usage of 在 zai, the 把 ba structure,and many others.

If you have any question about learning Chinese, you are welcome to drop me a comment, and I will try my best to answer your question and help you with learning Chinese.

As Chinese proverb says: “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Hope your pursuit of Chinese language and culture bring you more depth and more understanding about the world and the life in it. More important, have fun, enjoy and learn from the beauty of Chinese.

Remember to sing songs; wish you happy music moments and moments ….
Eternity is consisted of little moments . Isn’t it?

Have fun learn Chinese,

Shu

09/16/2012

49 Responses to About this learning site

  1. tonette says:

    I like this web site alot and find it very informative , thank you for sharing.

  2. Kate says:

    Thank you very much for this website!

  3. Niki Fan says:

    Hi Shu,

    THis is Niki Fan from Taiwan. I m running a website called AiNiOOO. Mainly we try to collect as many Mandarin questions as possible and bring the questions to experienced teachers to give answer to the users. I wonder if you will have interests in being one of our mentor in the platform!

    • Shu says:

      Hi Niki,
      Tell me more about your ainiooo website, so that I will know how I can do to help the learners there.
      Thank you for the visiting and enjoy the food in Taiwan !!!!!

  4. jin says:

    Hi Shu,
    I am a Singaporean, and i have been teaching non-chinese speakers Mandarin for many years. I appreciate you making your learning site public. There are many invaluable lessons i tapped from within. Much appreciated.

    • Shu says:

      Hi Jin,
      You are very welcome. I am glad that the site can help you with your teaching! Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world — it is nothing to do with money, but with the smiles we see when the students understood what we said, suddenly answered with the perfect answer, the courage we found when they tried to figure things out, and most of all, their enthusiasm on learning the subject we were teaching …
      Have fun teaching and wish you and your students the best …

  5. 白睿 says:

    Hello Shu, I’ve just discovered your website and would just like to express my thanks to you for putting so much effort into helping us learners’ of Chinese to understand Chinese culture and improve our Chinese.

    您好Shu!我刚刚发现了你的这台网站,我觉得这台网站对有些想提高汉语和多了解中国文化的人会有很大的帮助。我只想对你的努力表示尊敬。

    • Shu says:

      Hi 白睿,
      You are very very welcome; it is my pleasure to help Chinese learners. Chinese is not an easy language to learn, but it is very rewarding in the process of learning not only from the language itself, but also from acquiring the understanding from the cultural aspects. Knowing other people’s culture made us understand our own culture and good for improving communication between people in the world. I hope you like Chinese songs 🙂 There are quite a bunch of songs on the website all with English translation.
      你的中文非常好,完美无瑕!如果你有任何学习中文上的问题,随时让我知道。祝你有个愉快的一天,谢谢你的来访:)

  6. Mimisiya says:

    hey , Shu ! I was just browsing through the site . I can see how much efforts you put on this , and you did a great job. It’s fabulous ! Chinese is not an easy languages to learn . It’s much more difficult for them to learn Chinese than we learn English , I swear ! But you did your best to reduce the difficulty in learning Chinese . there’re so much information in the site . The songs are really beautiful , and some of them are my favorites. Your translation is very good , clearly and literally . Yet I have a small advice on the recitation of the poems .The poets made the poems according to the feelings from their hearts . A good recitation can boost your imagination , it can draw a picture on your mind and let you know what the poet was doing and thinking . I personally think that the recitation is a little insipid that I couldn’t hear of the poet’s happiness , sadness , hesitation and loneliness from the voice . And it’ll be wonderful when you add some classical background music to the recitation . While each coin has two sides , it’s so slow and clear that the learners can figure out the pronunciation of every word in the poem . At last , I’d like to express my thanks to you again for what you did . and have a nice day !

    • Shu says:

      Hi Mimisiya,
      Thank you for visiting as well as taking the time making the comment; I appreciate your time and kindness.
      I did spend a lot of time making post everyday, sometimes, just too time consuming. However, I tried to do my best and give the readers something to read or listen everyday.
      Your suggestion is very useful. The biggest problem about recording is I always have to wait till late night to record, and I was afraid to wake people up, so that is why it tends to be slow and mellow. Adding music is fine idea, I might try it sometimes:)
      We are fortunate to have abundant songs to listen to, new ones and old ones. You are welcome to check those songs on the Chinese song list. I don’t put random songs on my website; they all are what I like. Some of them are kind of sad, but I believe sad song moves heart deeply:)
      You are welcome to be a guest writer, I will be happy to publish your work here!
      Have a great new week to you and have fun studying in your school:)

  7. WS says:

    Hi Shu,
    I want to thank you in particular for adding tones to the pinyin song lyrics. I’ve been learning Chinese on my own and find songs a very enjoyable way to learn. However, on every other site I’ve come across so far, no tones are given for the lyrics! It’s quite a pain to look up the tone for every single word. Since I’m focusing on spoken rather than written Chinese, it’s really a great help to have the tones in the lyrics.
    WS

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi WS,
      I am glad that you recognize the importance of tones in speaking Chinese and singing Chinese songs. Some people think the melody might influence the accuracy of the tones in songs, so that tones are not so essential in song singing. I don’t think that is right. To make people clearly understand what we are talking, we need to pay attention to the tones in daily conversation, and the same applies to song singing — if we want others to know better about what we are singing, we need to work on the tones in songs too. Based on that reason, I added tones to the pinyin lyrics to make the learners have a better tool to drill their Chinese through song singing.
      Good to know that you found the site useful for your Chinese learning. Let me know if I can help you with any question on learning Mandarin. Have a great summer there, and thank you for the nice comment:)

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  9. Katy Henriksen says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome website. I am studying on my own using the integrated chinese textbook and workbook. Do you have any of the workbook dialogues here, or only the textbook ones? Thanks!

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Katy,
      You are very welcome. The recording is only for textbook dialogues. Let me know if you have any learning Chinese questions.

  10. Ivan says:

    Such an amazing website
    继续加油^_^

  11. Annaandtheking says:

    Hello Shu,

    I just found ur site yesterday when I tried to find the meaning of Liu Tek Hua ‘s songs….

    I am really happy to add ur site in my bookmark….
    Not only I have found a site that teaches chinese songs and the meanings but also explain the grammar.

    Thank you for making your material published for free…

    BTW, I have been trying to find the meaning of this song by Andy Lau: Zheng Yong Yuen about a solitary man…. I tried to translate word by word, and I got crazy, coz after I got all the meanings, they seem don’t make any sense…
    Can you help me?
    I read your translation for 谢谢 你 的 爱 Andy Lau song, and I like your translation…
    You’re doing a very good job…
    Thank you… 🙂

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Anna,
      You are very welcome. I am glad that the site helps your Chinese learning in a fun and effective way:)
      I will take a look at Andy Lau’s song, and I will translate it. If you want, you can post your translation here and I will tell you what phrases or structures confuse you.
      Have a great day or night there.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Here it is:
      真永远 Zhen Yong Yuan Truly forever 刘德华 Liu Dehua Andy Lau: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes about real life, Fun.: Why Am I The One.
      http://www.chinesetolearn.com/?p=6531

  12. Liutishan says:

    Shu:

    I can’t thank you enough for creating this incredible learning center. Here, I was 1st introduced to the beautiful Teresa Teng singing “Shui Diao Ge Tou”; to Michael Wong Guang Liang’s “Ni Hao Ma” and so many others. I started learning mandarin this summer (2013) and I will use your website to deepen my understanding of the language the culture and music as well (one humble request: please keep the pinyin close by for us beginners).

    You have truly given the world a special gift.
    Xie4Xie

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Tishan,
      Thank you for the very nice comment:) I am glad that the website helps you in some ways. Mandarin is not an easy language to learn, however it is very rewarding as long as you persist. Enjoy this beautiful language and have a great learning journey to you!

  13. Henry Han Rui 韩锐 says:

    it is very nice to stay on your website. i am a chinese engineer, work for a foreign company. i hope to increase my ability to use English. i find it is fine to learn how the foreigners learn Chinese. i hope i could have a chance to help the foreigners to Chinese.
    Shu, if you need help, please let me know!

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Han Rui,
      Thank you for your comment again:) It is very nice to know that you would like to help people learn Chinese! I will keep that in mind and thank you in advance. There is another website called studymorechinese.com, and I think you probably would like to check it out. Have a nice weekend and have fun listening to songs:)

  14. Chrysty Miles says:

    Hi,

    I’m promoting a client related to translation services and would be very interested in placing something on your site: chinesetolearn.com. More along a contextual advert if possible.

    Would you be able to give me more details?

    Sincerely,
    Chrysty

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Chrysty,
      Could you please give me more details about what you would like to put on my website? Thank you and wish you a good Thanksgiving holiday.

  15. lyn says:

    love your site – it’s very helpful 🙂
    thanks so much!!

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Lyn,
      You are very welcome:) Have fun learning Chinese and listening to songs.

  16. Kathy says:

    Hi Shu,

    I stumbled upon this website while trying to get pinyin for the xiao tu zi guai guai song, and the amount of effort you spent on explaining the lyrics can ONLY be explained by your passion to spread and share Chinese. The lesson had detailed multi dimensional levels for learning and is really a product of a labour of love. I am very very impressed with the website so far and look forward to using this website as I try to teach my two two year olds mandarin. Thank you so very much. I think for every post you see, there are 29 or 50 times more people who feel the same way or seen your site, but didn’t bother writing a comment. I must say that I don’t post on Facebook or yelp or amazon or other popular sites, but I had to stop and post for this one. Thank you again.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Thank you very much for your kind words:) I am glad that you found this site helpful and are going to use some of the contents for your daughter’s Chinese learning. Please let me know if you have further questions, and I will be glad to help you. Have a great year and a prosperous Year of Horse! Happy Chinese new year to you and have fun:)

  17. Pinkpod says:

    Hello Shu, thank you for making this website! The songs are very nice, and the materials are all very helpful!

  18. Corinne says:

    Hi Shu

    I’ve started learning about Mandarin (not learning properly yet because I’m doing Japanese right now!) because I’m so keen on the tv series Shui Hu Zhuan: expensive but dubious copy from Malaysia with terrible subtitles :-P, but I’m picking up words and love the music — I agree that songs are a great way to help language learning. The song Chun Tian Li is so good, I hope to find a copy.

    This site is awesome, thank you so much for doing all this work.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Corinne,
      Maplestage.com is a site with many interesting TV dramas or entertainment shows which you might find helpful for your Chinese language learning.
      Thank you for visiting Chinesetolearn.com and have fun listening to Chinese songs. Let me know if there is anything I might be able to help with.
      Enjoy your summer there.

  19. Flee says:

    This is such a great site. I just want to thank you for all your effort to help people learn Chinese. I enjoy the songs part, I hope I can progress to poems one day. I am going to try and learn daily from your site. Thank u!

  20. Daniel G says:

    Hi Shu,

    I just wanted to say that your song translations and transcriptions are a fantastic resource. Thank you so much for sharing!

    -Daniel

  21. Yang says:

    Hello Shu,

    Your site is just AWESOME! Thanks for sharing awesome Chinese learning tips!

    It’s funny. We recently also made an Infographic about Chinese learning. Can I send it to your email? You can share it to your readers here if you like it:)

    Either way, thanks Shu and hope to hear from you.

    Here is my email address: [email protected]

    Yang

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Yang,

      You are welcome to send your info through this website. Thank you for visiting.

  22. Mike McGuire says:

    Hi Shu,

    Nice job on building chinesetolearn.com – it’s a really good site – I have always wanted to learn a language with a non Latin alphabet but it is so daunting! I really like your One Sentence A Day approach, it really breaks it down and makes it much more doable!

    I visited your site today and thought you would be interested in learning about Ezoic, a certified Google AdSense partner – our technology helps online publishers like you get the best revenue returns from their websites (average upswing is 141%) and improves user experience which, as an important ranking factor, wins your site more visitors over time. It sounds implausible – but testing new layouts of your exact same content really works – it lets you focus on your users by allowing them to show you which layouts they prefer.

    As a certified Google AdSense partner Ezoic can help you do this – would it be alright if I sent you some info?

    Thanks Shu,

    Mike

    Ezoic.com

    P.S. Ezoic is the first company Hq’d in the US to become an AdSense Certified partner, and the first technology company to achieve this certification.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for the info, but for now I don’t plan to do any Google Adsense. Have a good new week there.

  23. Zack says:

    Hello Shu,

    Thank you for making this website it has been a great help to me from the first day you made this site. Either for a lesson that I needed more help in your class or a quick refresher years after. You have made this one of the best sites to learn Chinese and I hope to be able to continue to learn from you.

    Thank you,
    Former student

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Zack,

      It is very nice hearing from you and knowing that you are still learning Chinese!! How’s life there? Hope everything is going great. Please let me know if you have any questions that I can help with. Take good care of yourself and best wishes.
      Laoshi

  24. atan says:

    This is the first time I come onto you site. I was searching for the pinyin, Chinese and English (all together) lyrics for the heart sutra. Your site provides this and it is extremely helpful, I was able to follow the chant by Imee Ooi. Greatly appreciate if you could allow me to copy the lyrics (pinyin, English and mandarin) to help me in my chanting. Many thanks.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi Atan,

      You can print out the page, just like I do to give out the lyrics to my students. Have good time learning Chinese:)

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